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Dec 25, 2012 9:15am EST
his actions but it is typical of many rangers out there, never been a ranger who received a medal of honor and after the breast campaign the men moved in boxcars that could take 40 men or eight horses, moved up to a place which some people call the factory of death, a six months campaign, the longest battle of world war ii that never took place, the allies were convinced the forest would be an assembly area that if it wasn't neutralized the allied armies would be attacked, the germans recognized the forces in a natural defensive place and spend several days pouring it with german veterans, every single -- the place was pre registered, there were bunkers, it was a death trap. there were hundreds and hundreds of thousands of mines across the forest floor and conifer trees blocked the sunlight, it was hard to see at times. in blog co. a battalion was placed at the reserve unit. it was fair, special operations missions and many of them took place. but all the men have universally said one thing, our longest day was not d-day. was december 7th, 1944. let me take you now to the second rang
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Dec 30, 2012 1:25pm EST
. president, to take serious actions to shore up the solvensolvency and prevent a tar bailout of the federal housing streasmghts the latest actuarial report shows that f.h.a. has a negative economic value and a taxpayer bailout is most likely. despite these warnings, f.h.a. waited until april of 2012 to raise additional premiums and secretary donovan, secretary of h.u.d., has testified to the senate banking committee that it will wait until next year to increase premiums by a meager 10 basis points. despite having statutory authority to do more to protect the taxpayers. ms. gallon lay tai has deathed the true -- ms. galante has denied the true severity of the problems. last year she said, "there's no evidence or widespread prediction that home prices are going to decline to the kind of levels that would require a bailout." really? yet, although some prices have risen slightly, the f.h.a.'s financial position continues to deteriorate. several experts now conclude that a taxpayer bail outis simply a matter of time, mr. president. the 2012 actuarial report and the disastrous state of th
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Dec 30, 2012 11:15pm EST
some potential freedom of action we are not going to let the kids grow up and shoes or i am going to make a commitment i consider myself a citizen of the world as an example to accept responsibility. some treat freedom of action for increased security in a moment and the two community members share certain basic assumptions and so for their behavior is more predictable. they may violate community standards but the penalty is as the communication ostracism as and costly and so transgression of the norms is more restricted. but time with strangers must constantly be spent establishing the elements of intimacy. our most is viewed as a family and functions almost completely in modes of behavior so long and definitely established that they become unconscious. in the family cow one grieves, praises, reprimands, apologizes, why is, demands, complains, these are the one conscious deutsch of the family familiar completely unknown and completely clear and the inclusion of the most beloved of house guests shatters the family interaction and the knowledge previously consigned to the unconscious
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Dec 24, 2012 9:00am EST
politics. their actions alone marked a alone marked their different backgrounds and experiences. it is easy to forget that buckley was once a fledgling writer and publisher trying to stimulate himself and the world of politics and letters. the son of a oil baron, and thurmond was a priceless compact, father and son both. later, after a seachange inaugurated on the civil rights movement, thurmond would not be the only conservative leader with a segregationist record in need of scrubbing. in the 20 century american right was a smaller, more interconnected world than we often remember. now, i think strom thurmond life is interesting for the life that it shed on southern and -- it properly the light it sheds on southern a national politics in the second half of the 20th century. but strom thurmond's life is also interesting simply as a life. i mean, the man lived to be 100. he was full of twists and turns. it was full of psychological complexity, and unintended consequences, and it was full of secrets, too, right? we know the secret of his having fathered an african-american daughter, that
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Dec 25, 2012 8:15pm EST
inspired to take action like that. and randy became one of the heroes. >> host: the first call for brad comes from matthew in portland, oregon. hi, matthew. >> caller: good morning. can you hear me? >> host: good morning. >> caller: i just like to bring up a couple women heroes i was thinking. famous in ireland in ulster, a famous warrior woman that was known the pest warrior out of all of ireland and she had a training camp in ulster where all the real high-quality warriors would go and learn from her. and a lady in -- that helicopter -- a welsh lading that helped lead a resistance against a roman invasion, and bill hooks, a famous writer, and also -- advocating for compulsory education for girls in pakistan who was tried and murdered. i'd like to make that comment. my condolences to your parents, and i love that. i love how you talked about the -- do not have to be -- more than capable of being trained to be able to defend themselves. and, yeah, so peace and love. >> host: matthew. >> guest: i appreciate that. i should also tell you that so many, matthew, of the people that got -
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 12:00am EST
series of fires had gone people to thinking and no action was taken. it was hard and a little frightening. as christmas approached, people forgot something. instead, the shells of overpriced gifts and freshwater at $3 per barrel and crawled up before their fighters. none were willing to take the phenomenal steps towards preventing the tragedy they so feared. in which broderick was experienced and knew was inevitable. instead, they press their noses against the window panes and watch black water flowed on the muddy streets to the shallow code. a horse shoe shaped bite in the western shore filled with abandoned ship. -- >> i have written another book that deals with these. between 1849 and 1851 ,-com,-com ma a perfectly good ship, people that got into the gold rush -- they jump overboard. they are not going to wait a second. they are going to get up and mine the gold. they left behind all of the ships. 1000 ships left. so on these ships we had 10,000 people. again, no one had ever written about this. so we have a gentleman with cows and sermons. you know, they had gangsters and
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 12:00am EST
in full force. >> the other extraordinary thing you say is 8000 rebels were killed in action. 11,000 died in the prison ships. most of those are in new york. one ship has 7000. >> i think a total of the two prison ships that are off now the brooklyn navy yard two prison ships had something at 11,000 people that died on them. again they are not the people who you would necessarily build a giant memorial singularly. those prison ships, washington protests them all through the war. the people on the ships, they were not being fed and they were dying on the ships. if you were an officer or you had some money, but if you are neither of those things, then you died on them. the thing is, after the war, even 27% died on them. more people died on prison ships than died in all the battles but after the war nobody does anything about these prison ships filled with bones. they are still riding the ferry to manhattan and saying hey i can see these ruins out here and all of these bones are on there. wittman is writing editorials in the 18 30s and 40s saying that we have to do something abo
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Dec 26, 2012 12:45am EST
intentions can take actions that have in morrill results depending on how they carry it out and how well they think things through not just one step in advance but five moves ahead of the time. that's why this gets me to a discussion later on in the book about the realism and what i say is what israel is on? it is more the sensibility than a philosophy. it's about you recognize interest overvalues because if you recognize interest you will be very careful about where you get involved overseas and if you recognize interest you will respect the interest of other nations and their allies compromise. whereas if you make the war out of the values purely coming you are liable to demonize your opponent as an immoral simply because he disagrees with you on the values and therein lies the war and the conflict and precisely because the realists expect conflict and they are less likely to react to it. also they valued the order of freedom because without a semblance of order, freedom doesn't mean anything, people can't practice it in the first place and that is another thing i learned about ir
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Dec 24, 2012 4:15pm EST
the actions necessary. you have jihadists coming in. that's where is their earn their stripes in a situation like this. some of the groups in syria, the more secular opposition groups, are saying, come on ins, because you're willing to do what's necessary and we're stalemated. you're willing to planned ieds and carry out suicide bombings, and also you need to follow the flow of the money. you follow the money. most of the money supporting the opposition are coming in from private islamist foundations in the persian gulf, so there are even some more secular groups in opposition groups in syria who have named themselves -- the tohed group. these are names that resonate. even though they're more secular because they know that's the only way to get money because the usual mechanisms they tried through turkey, council, haven't worked. one dollar out of every hundred dollars that goes through southern turkey gets to actual fighters and $100 out of hundred from the gulf and more islamist private foundations get to the fighters. so how are you going to present yourself in order to fight an
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Dec 22, 2012 7:00pm EST
financial crisis. we have seen some actions from the sec this week about some of the banks themselves to but we haven't seen a degree of individual accountability for criminal actions have taken place. i think your point is a good one. it sends a really strong message of the exact opposite of what you want to have in the system, which is deterrence. the message is that for these executives and individuals who broke the law, who pushed the envelope, who did so for financial reasons, also for profit, and they earned and enjoy those massive bonuses, the fact that they got to keep all that money and not be held accountable, it sends the message that you know what? keep pushing the envelope. keep doing whatever you want because you will get to keep your money without the fear of the justice system coming in and holding you accountable. i would say it's partly that in part of the reality that with these giant banks we do we put so much effort and so much treasure to rescue. because of the fear that the failure of any one of them would bring down the entire economy. it made them too big to f
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Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm EST
. sometimes i wish it was the form of government we had because at least there would be some action and you would know what to expect and you wouldn't have this uncertainty. because each party has its dreams, its hopes, its plans. and they would have the chance to get those policies through. we don't have that here.we have to meet each other halfway. because the house is run by the republicans and it will be next time. the senate is run by the democrats but it is not a supermajority. we have to deal with our colleagues. the house -- the president is a democrat. we have to work together. that's the name of the game. and if we can do it on the highway bill, if -- if i could do it with jim inhofe, if debbie stabenow can do it with pat roberts on the farm bill, i know -- and there are other examples i could give. i could give examples of senator feinstein with her republican counterpart. i could give many examples on the appropriations committee. we know we can do this. we just have to take a deep breath and put our ego as side for this country's sake and make those compromise that allow us to
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Dec 2, 2012 5:30pm EST
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Dec 30, 2012 3:00pm EST
made and laid upon the table. the president will be immediately notified of the senate's action, and the senate will resume legislative session. mr. reid: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent the senate recess subject to call of the chair. the presiding officer: without objection. the senate stands in recess the senate stands in recess >> lawmakers taking a break now that they've completed their legislative work having taken care of two executive nominations. they're heading off to attend party caucus meetings as leaders continue to work on an agreement to avoid the looming fiscal cliff. and c-span's cameras are trained outside those meeting rooms in case lawmakers or staff talk to the press. we're also standing by in the house meeting rooms and the rules committee is poised to consider any agreement. we'll have updates as they become available. and as a reminder, we have a special web page set up with access to video of related briefings and hearings, a twitter feed from reporters and members and our resource area which features documents and articles all available at c-span.org/f
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm EST
action in iraq. one of the fellow seals came with him on the flight and when he picked them up he had a severe gunshot wound to the head and face but was alive during the transit. he succumbed to his injuries after we dropped them off and he became quite clear early on that no one was invincible here, not even a s.e.a.l.. i'm very proud of rocky story and the other 32 stories in this book. there there are 16 fields who graduated from the naval academy class of 2002. we provide officers into a diverse skill set in the marine corps. how many fields do you think wrote for her book? zero. one was my roommate, deserved and field team won and then went on to civilian work. he was my best friend and i knew he could talk the other s.e.a.l.s. he could find these great stories and people would run to the store and buy the book. not one of the 16 day. after three years of saying they could write anonymously, saying he could write as a synonym and saying i would write for them if they did not have the pros, there is too much integrity for the silence. so as we climbed the ranks, purging no easy d
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 11:00am EST
high level functions such as decisionsmaking, inhibiting improper action, not so much -- see neocortex as a huge number of things. >> guest: it does lots of things that high and low levels using the same algorithms. lot of pattern recognizers like the edges of objects or the capital wa and all these primitive functions. it is a high-level conceptual hierarchy. one powerful piece of evidence that came out as i was sending this to the publisher is what happens to the region of the neocortex ready optic words ago? it is very primitive pattern like the edges of objects. it is low level, very simple pattern. what happens to it? a blind person who is not getting any visual information, actually gets taken over by the frontal cortex to help process high-level language concepts. here is the same region doing low-level concept handling high level concepts showing that the algorithm is the same and the difference is the conceptual hierarchy. the hierarchy is created by the neocortex itself. there are actual physical connections connaught axons and dendrites that connect three hundred b
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Dec 24, 2012 7:15am EST
always that easily justified course of action that they can choose to take. dolley madison despite the fact that she sold paul jennings setting the price at $200 and acknowledged this was a low price because of his service. what impresses me is jennings had a great generosity of spirit because when he was working for western he would go to dolley madison. by this time jennings -- desired the necessities of life. he would come with a basket fulls of provisions and give her small sums of money from his own pocket. that impresses me. >> frederick douglass says it is the cruelest master who brings you very close -- the good masters someone who -- you are eating from his table and wearing his hand me down clothes and have a lot of liberty but that is the cruelest master because he brings you so close but at the same point you don't have your liberty. jennings eventually wanted his freedom but also hercules who is george washington's slave, he ran away. how deep was paul jennings's motivation to gain his freedom? >> let me say as someone who was responsible for interpretation at monticello a
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2012 8:00am EST
propagation, one trades some potential freedom do have action. we are not going to let the kids to grow up and choose, or i am going to make a commitment. i consider myself a citizen of the world as an example of one who won't accept responsibility. in a community one trades some freedom of action for increased security in the moment, and two community members share certain basic assumptions, and so their behavior is more predictable. they may violate community standards, but the penalty -- which is as ostracism -- is clear and costly, and so transgression of the norms is more restricted. but time with strangers must constantly be spent establishing the limits of intimacy. our most compact social limit is the family and functions almost completely in modes of behavior so long and definitely established that they become unconscious. in a family how one greets, praises, reprimands, apologizes, lies, demands, complains, these forms -- though unconscious -- are to the family completely known and completely clear, and the inclusion of even the most beloved of house quests shatters the e
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Dec 30, 2012 7:15am EST
was action on a trip in 2006, and i was in nuevo, a beach from which you can see saudi arabia, jordan and israel. year in egypt and i thought if i don't get myself there, i'm never going. i'm going to be like moses having seen the land that never entered. [laughter] and i made a reservation with the mileage i had. i decided instead of doing some dumb sure, i would rent an apartment for a few months and just take my work with me, since i write, i could do that, which i did. i did know anyone there. i didn't have one in. i have teams, i didn't know anybody. and as i said i ended up going during a war, but it wasn't even sure what was going to happen. i stayed because i love it and it didn't need to come back. i mean, i would come back to work every few months, but i met somebody good friends. i have more good friends there that ahead in california. i have kids in california and family. i don't know what happened and why i'm still there, quite frankly. it's just that, i can tell you i haven't mastered the language which is one of the great failures of my life, but i still don't w
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Dec 23, 2012 5:00pm EST
and locally. >> talk about small actions that people take can you talk about how that works in the city? >> famous people who made it like tether perry who was homeless living in a car to people i know throughout my community who have dealt with the brutal hatred because they came out at a young age. it is amazing including tyler perry how one small act of kindness made a difference and it gives me chills that we all have the power that could be an act of kindness to someone else. you can see them up close and personal like it new york or new jersey and doesn't take that much effort to be there with our kids. things that we could do through covenant house to raise money does not take that much money to give someone a jury of zero. when i first became mayor i had a metaphor but i would cling to that i am of prisoner of folk there were so many challenges i would say every our prisoners of hope. now metaphor is completely changed because ic transformative thing is happening from the largest park expansion the creativity of my team the first time in 60 years hotels who are employing pe
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Dec 8, 2012 11:00pm EST
making money to replace the money the disappeared is not going to work. the best course of action is to reject the idea that the money is really down and carry on like nothing happened. other theories argued the only way to fix this is-the people at the most money to share with everyone else. except that money is never coming back and everybody pantages to use to it. >> bill clinton. let's do it. >> bill clinton, 42nd president of the united states his popular appeal nearly provoked house republicans to impeach him for conduct in his personal life, an unprecedented move that would have made a mockery of the u.s. constitution and was therefore quickly dismissed as a level with the time. a self-described new democrat he sets his policies would have been only the second president to face impeachment, a drastic measure that republican leaders immediately dropped as an absurd active in the lofty constitutional standard for impeachment of high crimes and misdemeanors. also self aware enough to realize they're own marital infidelities would have tainted the already dubious legal proceedings
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Dec 23, 2012 1:30pm EST
the action within the confederacy and the military pressures that were coming from the outside that really explain what happened. >> consider that reckoning when the frederick book prize and the organization of american historians craven of word and was a finalist for the pulitzer and we are the university of pennsylvania talking with history professor stephanie mccurry. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> you are watching book tv on c-span2 and we are the national press club for the annual authors night and we are joined now by michael ward and of the new york times. in the game is his most recent book. if you could summarize this for us. >> this took me three years and it's the first comprehensive history of the war and iraq and i think what makes it unique is i incorporate not only the views of the american policymakers but all of the iraqi leadership from maliki, their rivals, their adversaries, the former insurgents, and so i incorporated the iraqi account of what was going on as well as the american account and what is happening on the battlefield and the war in iraq. i
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Dec 1, 2012 10:15am EST
this opinion about affirmative action. even had mandatory questionnaires about what races and sexes you would be that you had to fill out and one young freshmen responded that is none of your damn business and i can't do that case justice as i have a chapter on the university of delaware but excitingly i had my first article in "the new york times." that happen on thursday and they really wanted me to focus on the elite colleges. so a whole chapter on yale and harvard in the book and i mentioned in one case since i'm so used to these cases at this point i'm kind of surprised at how powerful their response was. this was a case where harvard and yale have the game and that's why they play than in football. this is funny thing it is such a big deal but they like to make fun of each other and they have pretty crude slogans plastered on them on t-shirts to make fun of each other. one of them is you can't spell harvard without vd. [laughter] and in 2009 they decided to go highbrow. the ticket quote from the 1920 book by f. scott fitzgerald and it is i believe all harvard men are sissies l
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Dec 2, 2012 3:00pm EST
the vibrant purple some action and blu-ray gives you that3 having to have ghosting or shadowing or any of that stuff. we all want to the blu-ray that is the way of the future. blu- players in the past have been over $100 but this $89 and then when you add the media and that is when it becomes a full- fledged interactive media experience. the press of one but 90 get on to netflix right here. i push this one fun and go to the home13 and then it turns my tv into a media streaming experience. this blu-ray streamer goes to your wireless internet you just log in and then your set up and ready to go. and when the jump into on the big screen in the living room. whether the pictures of knees toward the family vacation you can pull them up and with the press of a button it is more than a blu-ray player of the multimedia experience for the whole family.if you thought about upgrading to a better dvd player, this is the one you want to have because there is blue requires that a just blu-ray and you are going to get an easing content the when youk at the toshiba today it is more than a blu-ray p
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Dec 29, 2012 9:00am EST
. class-action lawsuits, things came to a head in april when the department of justice sued five or six largest publishers accept random house and apple for what she thought were colluding on e-book prices through the agency model. very briefly the agency novel describes where publishers set the price, not retailers. before that retailers like amazon and barnes and noble and the like set their own prices. the department of justice did not like that. in the wake of the suit, simon and schuster and harpercollins all settled and now we are seeing some fluctuation in those publishers's e-book prices. mcmillan, a penguin and apple continue to fight the suit, june 3rd, 2013, the case is still ongoing in court. there's a lot of legal maneuvering and state settlement involving all states except minnesota leading up to $69 million allocated to give back to customers who felt they paid too high a price on e-books. >> the day of the $9.99 e-book coming back? >> that assumes it existed in the first place. to some extent that was a fallacy. was more that amazon was shifting prices lower and lower an
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Dec 16, 2012 6:00pm EST
is talk. there's not a lot of action. all they do is talk. well, he's right, and the talk is very complex on very, very complex issues that my philosops and political philosophers debated for many, many years. this involved enormously important cop sents that had implications for the entire world, the define right of kings. the define right of aristocrats. slavery, itself. the rights of the individual. this was the age of enlightenment, and our revolution cull m nateed the -- -- cullculminated the thinkers in e western world how they were debating the rights of the individual, what they called the natural rights of the individual. were all american born with equal rights opposed to the define rights of kings? these were very, very complicated issues, and against all of this thought into a history book this think that an adolescent gets through in 26 weeks, whatever the length of the school year, it's impossible. it's impossible. the authors of american history and text that americans grow up studying, have to condense it, and make it really, simplistic. yes, sir? >> have you start
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Dec 23, 2012 6:30am EST
, that jefferson was informed of it and took no action to stop it. >> [inaudible] >> it doesn't seem quite fit that jefferson is building -- for his descendents. in his will he freeze three of the four most viable slaves of treachery by far. -- slaves of monticello so far. my calculation is that that one-tenth of the value when you compare the other 126 legs. what do you make of that gesture? >> sure. i'll just repeat the question because i don't know that it was picked up by the microphones. he asked the question, why did jefferson essentially free some of his most valuable slaves. >> well, two of the slaves he freed were his own children. as to why he freed the other three, i don't know. i don't know if he had made a prior promise to them. they were certainly very valuable servants to him. they were all related to them. they were all hemings. by honestly can't answer that question but i don't now he chose them. >> thank you for what you done to bring this new information i think that would. but i'm interested in the psychology of jefferson. and mr. o'shaughnessy was presenting to u
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Dec 23, 2012 10:00am EST
: i'll do my best to keep it simple as well. there have been a burgeoning class-action lawsuit, but things came to a head in april when the department of justice sued five or six largest publishers, essentially popovic 66 at random house and apple for what they felt were colluding and e-book prices through what's known as the agency model. very briefly, the agency model said the price is not retailers. before then, retailers like amazon and barnes & noble could set their own prices. the department of justice did not like that. in the wake of the soup, simon & schuster and harpercollins all settled and now we're finally seeing some fluctuation in those publishers e-book prices. mcmillan, penguin and apple continue to fight the suit are at a trial is set for june 3rd , 2013. the case still is ongoing in court. there's been many legal maneuvering is an estate settlement in all states except minnesota or the leave to to $69 million will be allocated to give back to customers who felt that they pay too high a price and e-books. >> guest: is the day of the 999 e. backs coming back? >> gue
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Dec 30, 2012 10:00pm EST
of their action to read estimate what do you teach at the naval academy? >> political science. the last 40 years we've almost always been the number one people don't assume that in a technical school we say we are the value added major because they get their technical education plus to get the social science education that i teach media and politics and courses in the congress and campaigns and the elections and i keep my finger in the american government course. we have a course congress in its wisdom said what's going on at the naval academy when all they know don't understand the civilian control of the military and so in the budget hearings date required us to create a required government court. we don't talk about 75% in the way that now which 100% and i like teaching that course because it's not only a traditional american government course, we teach the ethics of public service. when you get the government check when you're in the military on a -- >> one more project that you are involved in in the book gives away. what is this project? >> one is the rotary club and we are g
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Dec 9, 2012 10:30am EST
other x loughner side. about 8,000 americans were killed in action. >> but a 11,000 tiny and the prison ships. >> most of those are new york. 7,000 prisoners apparently perished. >> at think that to prison ships better off what is now the brooklyn navy yard, to prison ships have something like 11,000, it's an estimate. people bynum. and again, that points. they're not the people who you would necessarily build a giant memorial for singularly. but, yes, those prison ships, washington protested the malta the war. people on the ships were not being fed, barely being fed to my dying and the ships. and if you got off, if you were an officer or if you had some money, but if you were neither of those things you died on them. and after the war even, you know, 47% unease. >> well, more people died in prison ships than all the battles. but after the work noted does anything about these prison ships. and people write in the ferry to manhattan. hey, i can see these folks out there, hoping runs. all of these bones are on a. and woodman is writing in the 1830's, 40's. we have to do something about th
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Dec 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
things during a protest, a young kid from your old organization, americans for democratic action goes to protest and holds up a sign that says edge, anyone who mentions the $16,000 is a communist. that is the tactic richard nixon takes. i thought some hard and they are coming back to get me. that explains why this scandal has emerged the way the scandal has emerged and yet you also notice if you follow richard nixon this is one of the things i got out of the archival research i did for this book, coming across a speech richard nixon makes in oregon after he had the "checkers" speech and are will get to that, when he is feeling strong about his standing, he goes to oregon and has this line in the speech that i don't think it's much treatment in other stories about the 1952 election. he is in oregon and make a wild speech. consider where we are in the pacific northwest. let me tell you that other koreans could come even closer. they could reach right into the country's heartland. they could bring the bombing and the carnage right here if our drift towards disaster isn't halted. lee
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Dec 8, 2012 9:00pm EST
action drama. within the european countries that sponsored the first circum1/2 nation. there was a established tradition of considering the world as a theater. this is an ancient greek idea. sustained through roman anticity and the renaissance and most famously in the shakespeare claim all the world is a stage. it was a metaphor around the world travelers made it a reality by presenting themselves as actors on a stage of planetary dimensions. over time, circum1/2 nation would be represented as dramatic entertainment. first in print then on stage and later in film. geodrama requires all of a human being. the entire body and the range of physical experiences in relation to the earth. that whole body experience of the whole earth is well documented in a counsel circumnavigation. which drived what -- describe what it felt like from agonizing to accelerating. most people never go around the world. most people have the idea of the statement that such a journey makes. for that reason, published first person accounts are the book's principle sources. together they institute the longest and
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Dec 25, 2012 8:45pm EST
believe that that action had almost as much to do with the success in 1964 in the land campaign and i found evidence of the ballot from california that had pictures of the alabama sinking and i think there was a powerful image and a powerful booster. i want you to in the by reading two things these terrific historians have written in their books. craig rights in the civil war at sea the naval forces did not determine the outcome of the civil war to the north would have won the war might even without the naval supremacy. but the naval forces affected its trajectory and very likely its length and that in the end was important enough. jim goes a little bit further, and i quote, to say the union army won the civil war would still the case much too strongly but it is accurate to say that couldn't have been without the contribution of the navy. we will let you fight it out on some future arena. but i will end officially by pointing something not be heard about this problem that they had with each other and these gentlemen are such good colleagues to me and each other jim mcpherson calls him
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Dec 9, 2012 8:00pm EST
nurse's case is one example. we can talk about that a bit later, but there were a number of actions taken designed in some way to mitigate or deflect responsibility for that act and to try to get himself back into the good graces, if not his own people, then the outside world. i -- that's -- i'd like to talk a little bit about the in terms of the falling of the regime, and the bombing was a tremendous marker there in the sense it created a period for libya in which there were essentially, you know, the place was -- gadhafi left to stew in his own juices, you know, oil exports, you know, revenues declined greatly, up able to purchase weapons to the same rate. his arrange of maneuver in the outside world was greatly curtailed that personally affected him greatly, and it certainly affected the people around him who, you know,mented to be able to travel to spend their, you know, the income that they got from patronage. that environment created an atmosphere as well in which the islamic opposition could take greater root, and it was essentially, you know, became more and more -- there we
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Dec 9, 2012 10:45pm EST
political action committee meeting. now, i was part of this. i have no sense of timing. so i picked one. [laughter] ayman georgia. i have a strange accent, a weird name. this was beyond not clever. [laughter] this is light don't give me money, pay for the therapy. [laughter] in december of 1974 the republican party i.t. was at 17%. and the serious talk was the party going to be replaced? it was nonsense that was serious talk and i was a part of the group that came out of the wreckage and began reading the republican national committee and doing national analysis of what went wrong. there's the commercial called republicans are people, too peery when you are in that troubled the commercial says i am a person, too, you know that you are deeply moving. it was in this environment ronald reagan went and said we need a bold colors, no pale pastels and he was throwing down a ball side. he said don't tell me you have a sellout, don't tell me you have a case, don't tell me you are going to do whatever the left wants. there are moments in history when you draw the line and fight we have a huge nu
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Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm EST
father was drafted briefly before the end of world war i, although he never saw military action because it ended. and his father died. and my father was sent out to the ranch to try to keep the lid on things... c-span: how much education... >> guest: ... while the estate was settled. c-span: i'm sorry. how much education did your mother have? >> guest: my mother had a degree from the university of arizona, and she had taught school, grade school, i think, for a while in el paso. c-span: so when did you--given that atmosphere at that ranch and all the newspapers and magazines coming out, when did you begin to form your own views, strong views about life and what you believed. >> guest: oh, not till i went off to stanford, i suppose. i mean, i read a lot of things, but i don't think that i had a cohesive philosophy of life at that point. i was basically very uneducated, and i went to high school, as you know, in el paso. and in those days, it wasn't fashionable to get good grades, so i did have good grades, but i tried not to have anybody know about it. and i don't think i learned
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Dec 24, 2012 7:00pm EST
action, drama perked within the european conflict the first navigation there was an established tradition of considering the world as a sphere. this was an ancient greek idea sustained through roman antiquity of the renaissance and most famously in shakespeare's all the world is a stage. it was a metaphor but around the world travelers made it a reality by presenting themselves with actors on a stage of planetary dimensions. over time, circumnavigation would be represented as dramatic entertainment first in print and then on stage and later in the film. geo-drama is different than geography, meaning depictions of the year if made by writing. geography engages the human icon hand in mine, geo-drama requires all of the human being, the entire body and its range of physical experiences in relation to gaia, the earth. that whole body experience of the whole earth is well-documented in accounts of circumnavigation which describe what it felt like from agonizing to exhilarating. most people never go around the world but by now almost everyone has some idea of the big statement that su
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Dec 15, 2012 11:00am EST
communicate to, but i'm sure you get the scene now. so now my actions of that day have been recognized as outstanding and courageousment but for me to be honest, it's only the exact p opposite. because we live by the words you never leave a fallen marine behind, or you get them out alive, or you die trying. and if you didn't die trying, well, it's simple: you didn't try hard enough. and i was just doing what my brothers or any other marine would have done for me. and now i've been honored by our country and the president of the united states, and i stand before you as a medal of honor recipient. >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> with a month left in 2012, many publications are putting together their year-end lists of notable books. booktv will feature several of these lists focusing on nonfiction selections. these nonfiction titles were included i
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which is to put him on a time line and examine all the actions in an excellent chronological order, certain patterns emerge and things simultaneously get more complicated but a lot simpler. we are actually dealing with two jeffersons. there was the young jefferson who was a fiery radical emancipation test and there was the older jefferson who really embraced slavery. the young jefferson of the enough has not been studied all that much. as the member of the house of burgesses in a proposal to me than to the slaves in virginia. team made it on the sly shielding his identity using a relative to submit the bill which is a good thing because his relative was denounced as an enemy of his country and the bill was summarily dismissed. and later under his own name as the revolution approached jefferson floated more explicit plan which actually might have changed the course of our history if only the country would stop the slave trade, jefferson wrote, it could proceed quote back to the enfranchisement of the flames that we have, meaning they would become citizens. he wrote this in a documen
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Dec 23, 2012 2:45pm EST
exceeded yours. we are very much involved in action oriented programs. want to be known as the thing tank. i want to be known as an action oriented place that can make a difference in the world. i want to thank you all for having faith in us when we first convince you to support the bush center on the smu campus. laura and i just got back from a boy, and the nba. we went over there because at the bush center, one of her major initiatives is to honor human life. we believe all life is precious, whether they live in america for the continent of africa were disturbed by the fact that many women who have hiv/aids -- hiv virus are getting cervical cancer and not much is being done about it. so with your help could whip together together a collaborative effort to save lives. part of the mission was to kick off what we call pink ribbon, red pregnant in botswana as well as follow up in zambia where we kicked it off in december. laura and i also liked to go on refurbish a clinic. i wanted it to be a matter doesn't matter what your status is in life, you're never too proud to handily pay rush. ende
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powerful action against the weakest, most vulnerable individuals on the earth. and those are children without families. it makes no sense whatsoever for the country of russia to take the action that they did, because they're in a disagreement with us here in america, and maybe others around the world, about human rights violations regarding adults. the russian government in front of the whole world has taken that out, their anger and frustration, on their own children. their own children, who are orphans, their own children who are sick, their own children who in some cases are disabled. it makes no sense in the world. i was trying to thank, the senator from missouri, what would ever possess the united states of america or any country to take their anger and frustrations out on children. and that's what the duma did. and so they are hurting their own children and we would like to urge them strongly in this resolution, which i'm going to submit for its immediate consideration on my behalf and senator blunt and senator inhofe, we would like to ask the russian government to please recons
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Dec 16, 2012 2:00pm EST
department, telling us the israelis, wait. hold your horses. do not take action because kissinger is going to move on with provided doctors. when the telegram was sent from the state department to the embassy during yom kippur, the egyptian and syrian armies were already on their way to destroy the jewish state. that is an example of a mistake because the leader at the time, she was afraid to take a preemptive attack. she was afraid to hold the reserve because she said i don't know what will be the reaction in washington. and dr. kissinger was very strong. nixon was going down, he was going up and she was afraid from his reaction. because of her approach, we almost lost the world. that is why today we do with the issue of iran, we have to take the decision which is good for israel. maybe it will not be popular in the u.n. for sure. everything you say about israel and the standard of the one sponsored by u.s. money of some event maybe one day will be a committee to look at the decision and the u.n. but also it will not be popular in the u.s. only today, secretary clinton a few hours a
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Dec 22, 2012 9:00pm EST
bluffing that he had to impose on marshall and fdr to get this kind of action in place? >> i don't think he bluffed marshall or fdr, but, of course, he was a good politician. he was a great politician. he used to say he didn't like politics, but the approval rating of president was 65%, a number modern politicians would kill for. he was very good. the way he did it, and i'm not the first to discover it, but he had the great gift of being underestimated and how useful it was to be underestimated, and so montgomery could swan around, and churchill could bluster, and patton could be patton, and eisenhower kept it steady because he knew he was in charge. he let other people have the glory and blow off the steam, but at the end. -- but at the end of the day, he was running the show. he was marvelous at it. nothing preabs you to be president, but running the liberation of europe is not a bad preparation. [laughter] on the first night in office, he writes in the diary, "plenty of troubles and challenges ahead, but, you know, in a way, it feels like a continuation of what i did since 1941
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Dec 25, 2012 10:00pm EST
think one can be -- how do i put this? kennedy did not approve hitler's action towards the jews, she was appalled, kennedy came up with his own plan to rescue the jews, but kennedy and his speeches, in his letters, and his comments and his conversations it became abundantly clear to me every myth about the jewish conspiracies, about being a loyal to one another, about jews running the new deal that was called the jew deal by many. kennedy was anti-semitic in many ways, but he was not a nazi idle and not a sympathizer of hitler. he was not charles lindbergh. >> you talk about joseph kennedy because of his character i guess. also the case that she didn't visit who became president when he got sick then joe kennedy had an affair and he was never at home. the kids mimic the mothers, so the homa wasn't as happy as we seem to think, and yet the children are outstanding individuals. how did that come about? i have written three biographies now and one of the things i've learned when is that people are contradictory. there is no one in this room that hasn't done anything that a loved on
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makes decisions and takes action based on political agenda, they sounded so foolish political. it's about meeting its own political selfish needs and free markets are meeting the real-world needs of people. >> is somebody who follows economics and former financial journalist and has opinions on this issue, bernie middaugh, jamie diamond, in your view with those two treated fairly by the federal government? >> i would even put them in the same breath actually. i didn't bernie middaugh probably be deserved. he's a serial killer capitalism. you don't condemn a whole society of criminal elements and street crimes. you don't say everybody should be in jail because he thought criminals. there's bad people in all systems. the cap will assist in of a free-market system will channel people self-interest into the most construct of activity that benefit everyone. >> jamie diamond called before congress because his company lost money. >> there's a risk and market. he did a very good job in the series pushing back and explaining. that's really scary right now is people who don't understand marke
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Dec 24, 2012 3:00pm EST
extremely important role, but nothing happened without the actions of this man, and those other 52 africans onboard that vessel. theirs was the actions that set everything else in motion. so, i wanted to return to that. and i also wanted to question what had seemed to me to become one of the main arguments about the amistad case, and that was that it was a great success story about the american legal system. the fact that the supreme court could rule in their favor proved that the american legal system was the hero of the case, alongside john quincy adams. to which i ask, do you mean the same legal system that was holding two and a half million people in bondage at that moment? that's the hero of the story? i don't think so. i think we have to go back and look at the rebellion itself, and especially to look at those africans who met the rebellion. so what we have in both history and film, is actually very good history from above. history that stresses the likes of john quincy adams. what i wanted to do was to write a different kind of history, what anna called history from below. w
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Dec 1, 2012 3:00pm EST
. where whirred the regulators? to say the least government actions before the crisis were seriously inadequate to protect against the economic debacle. knots' and related is the fact that the financial insurance and real-estate sector was by far the greatest source of campaign contributions to federal candidates and parties contributed almost half a billion dollars in the election cycle 2007-2008 alone. financial services industry too often used its clout to lobby for government policies that ultimately hurt rather than benefited major financial terms. classic was the may fannie mae and freddie mac fought for years against more capable supervision and better capital standards. that might have saved them from making bad decisions that destroyed the two companies in 2008. the industry's political strength impeded other supervisory actions as well such as the effort of regulators to limit excessive lending concentrations in non-traditional mortgages or commercial real-estate. the question then becomes whether from the perspective of organization and management there's any major recomme
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Dec 24, 2012 8:30am EST
microsoft windows conspired to put bill gates out of bids in the late 990s when that antitrust action was brought against him. don't tell yourself that was just some do-gooder action by some holier than thou bureaucrat in washington. those guys were paid off and egged on by people in silicon valley who couldn't compete with bill gates. >> host: there's just a little taste of donald luskin's "i am john galt: today's heroic innovators building the world and the villainous parasites destroying it." this is booktv on c-span2. >> visit booktv.org to watch any of the programs you see here online. type the author or book title in the search bar on the upper left side of the page and click search. you can also share anything you see on booktv.org easily by clicking share on the upper left side of the page and selecting the format. booktv streams live online for 48 hours every weekend with top nonfiction books and authors.
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Dec 16, 2012 10:00pm EST
and naturally possible. later that day i wandered down to the cemetery with the famous mr. action epitaph and realized quite by accident the last place on the mountain where the sun shines is his grave. so it is so like jefferson to soak up every last hour every moment of energy and a flight. so what do we make of this man who was so eager to increase the day to enjoy it and to endure as long as he did? - we have to see him for what he was. he was a working politician. here is what george washington wrote to jefferson and hamilton and they're relatively rough early days in the cabin at in the 79 peace wendi as jefferson put we were put in the cabinet like cops at each other's throats. here's washington. however unfortunate while we are encompassed on all sides with avowed enemies and insidious trends that internal dissensions should be hearing and tearing our titles. harrowing and tearing our titles it's a very vivid phrase jon adams in the same era said jefferson's mind is poisoned with passion, prejudice and faction. hamilton said of jefferson this is how well it worked, hamilto
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and that a lot of the action is at the very top -- is that better? okay. i'm so short, i have to move the mic. a lot of the action is at the very, very top of the income distribution. so to just give you a quick sense of how things have been changing, i'll give you a few quick numbers. so in the 1970s -- this is now u.s. numbers. in the 1970s the top 1% accounted for roughly 10% of the national income in the u.s. that number now is above 25%. what's even more striking is the top 0.1% now, so 10% of the 1% is now close to 8%. so 10% of the 1% is today within sort of kissing distance of where the 1% was in the '70s. that's a pretty big shift. another way to get a sense of things is -- now not talking about income, but talking about wealth -- if you take the wealth of two admittedly hugely, hugely rich people, bill gates and warren buffett, their wealth is equal to the collective wealth of the bottom 40% of the income distribution in the united states. so two guys are equal to the bottom 120 million americans. that's also pretty big. interestingly -- and this was a surprise, you know, so
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crisis. the we have seen some actions from the sec just this week against some of the banks themselves, we have not seen a degree of individual accountability either through the civil auspices of the sec or criminal action to the department of justice. can take your point there is a good one. that sends a really strong message of the exact opposite of what you want to have in the justice system, which is deterrence. the message is that for those executives and those individuals who broke off, who pushed the envelope, who did so for financial reasons, for profit and learned and enjoyed as nasa bonuses going into the financial crisis, the fact that they get to keep all that money and have not been held accountable, whether civilly or criminally, sends a message that, you know what, keep pushing the envelope, keep doing what everyone because you're going to get to keep your money without the fear of the justice system coming in and holding you accountable. and i would say it is partly that and part of the reality that with these giant banks that we put so much effort and so much treasure
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